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. investigators continue to search for the fire at bridgeport court that burned dozens of people out of their homes. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at the scene. thomas, an emotional night there. >> a very sad 24 hours, ama. the fire started this time last night. family and friends gathered to console maldonado for the loss of her daughter and her parents. she told us she has no warning a fire has started and she didn't hear any alarms. the families were joined by their family with the rosary. all three died in a fire that destroyed the second floor apartment on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who resp
on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who responded. two other people were taken to a local hospital as was a san jose police officer who suffered smoke inhalation after rescuing a resident. this man who declined to give his name lived below the apartment. he came by to get what he could salvage. he says he and his girlfriend woke up to screams. >> we freaked out. we saw the fire and the flames and got up instantly. >> now he and 56 others who live at the complex are homeless until the building is safe to live in. >> i am here to grab my stuff and go home. don't really have somewhere to go. >> rod rigo vargas was
also displaced nearly 60 residents here behind me in the street on bridgeport court. the red cross has given some of them blankets. it will not only be a long day for the investigators but also for the red cross who now has the task of finding temporary housing for the 60 displaced residents. reporting live, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> kira, thank you. >>> now we are going to get a quick first look at our weather with our meteorologist, francis, who is in for lisa argen. >> good morning, carolyn and everyone. you can put the umbrellas away for a dry. we have a clear start, dry days ahead. because of the clear conditions, temperatures on the cool side this morning. in fact they are in the 30s right now in some locations. so let me just run this for you. sorry, my computer just paused for a little bit. you will find that temperatures in the low 30s to low 40s for the sunrise at around 7:25. this afternoon look for partly cloudy conditions. but no rain in sight. upper 40s to low 50s. this morning clear conditions, as well, as temperatures cool down to the 40s around the bay area. i'll hav
. this is in an multi--building apartment complex but fortunately it was kept to one building on bridgeport court in san jose. you are seeing video from overnight. the two-alarm fire engulfed the building and gutted the apartment where it ignited. it originated in a second floor apartment. witnesses called 911 saying three people were trapped inside the apartment. at this point the three people are being identified only as a man, a woman and a young child who all died from their injuries. three other people, including a san jose police officer, are currently being treated for smoke in hal lays. >> combating the heavy fire conditions, and we had a san jose police officer who suffered smoke inhalation early on trying to get in there. actually he was able to get one of the residents out. that officer, along with two other people, are at the hospital right now being treated. >> again, this has all happened within the last six hours, since about 11:00 last night. the fire and ongoing investigation displaced nearly 60 residents. some of them are actually behind us right now with the red cross wrapped in blain
at the sandy hook school already are triggered action to help reduce gun violence and save lives. bridgeport, connecticut, raised over $100,000 to fund a gun buyback. gun owners cashed in their weapons. >> even if you get one off the street it is one less that has the potential to get into the wrong hands. >> reporter: the national debate reignited with a proposal to station armed guards in every school in the country. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: several school districts already have armed officers in their schools. abc news, new york. >>> as you just heard and probably know, the national rifle association national school shield proposal unveiled in the wake of the connecticut shoe shooting calls for every school to have an armed guard for protection but is that the answer? on abc's this week this george stephanopoulos asa hutchinson compares the current nra proposal with the national debate that took place before armed air martials were put on planes in an effort to deter terrorism. >> it was an intense debate that on o airplanes
on bridgeport court just after 11:00 last night. he managed to rescue one resident. the bodies of two adults and one child were found inside. two others were taken to local hospitals for smoke inhalation. 56 people who live in that complex are now displaced. this morning we are learning more about the two people who drown off the marin headlands while fishing. nine-year-old juan carlos escamillo-monroy was swept out into the surf by a wave. his father, 37-year-old juan escamillo-rojas, jumped in to try to save him. we spoke with their family. >> it's a very difficult time, you know. everybody is saddened. >> the escamillo and monroy family has gathered to grieve and say a rosary for 37-year-old juan escamillo-rojas and his nine-year-old son, juan carlos escamillo-monroy. the father and son were avid fishermen who decided to fish on the marin headlands west of the golden gate bridge. they were fishing in an area known for unpredictable and heavy surf. a cousin joined them friday afternoon for the first and last time. [foreign language.] in spanish he told us how the son turned nine a few week
. followed by closely bakersfield. philadelphia was third. followed by bridgeport, connecticut and modesto. riverside ranks sixth. followed by new haven, conn. stocks in its ninth and milwaukee rounds out the top 10. >> california home prices posted a ninth straight annual increase. the median price for new and existing houses and condominiums wa2291 calls and up to 19.3% from the same period last year. in the bay area there were 7296 homes sold in november, up to 15.5% from 2011. it was the bay area's highest november tally in six years. >> the bay area's favor way to ring in the new year is always on kron 4. we will bring you the biggest parties and best fireworks. they will all be on kron 4 new year's eve live show. this will be hosted by gary radnich and kathryn he and. =dj [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a
and then of philadelphia bridgeport kind and modesto. riverside ranks sixth followed by new haven conn. stock then at 9 in milwaukee rounds out the top 10. >> if your kids are starting to think about what they may want to study in college and global talent recording company has a list you may want to avoid. in georgetown university's center on education and the work force came up with a list of major's five majors with high unemployment rates for graduates. the top five starting with no. 5 is informations systems. you should major in computer science. no. 4 is an area ethnic or simulation studies, and said a major in psychology. no. 3 is anthropology or archaeology, and said major in criminal justice. no. 2 is a philosophy or religious studies, and stat that suggest made during an elementary education. number one as architecture, at georgetown says major in business administration. >> if you start these programs now you graduate and for five years, those leaders will be fine by then. the thai economy will hopefully have recovered. >> why did you drive dropped out of archaeology then? >> because i like
. a parent describing a trip in an automobile from bridgeport to newtown racing to get there to see whether their child was alive and survived. and the joy when they were able to see their kids and the complete and utter despair when your child was not one of the kids who came out. and chris murphy and dick blumenthal and elizabeth este, our colleagues, were there. these first responders who came on the scene and prevented the loss of more lives deserve our unending thanks. the great coordination by our state police and local police, everything that transpired, all of the volunteers that participated, the teachers, the professionalism that they exhibited, the execution of a drill that they had been through time and again. as rosa talked about, the principal and the teacher who sheltered her children and gave her own life. these are difficult things. as chris has so eloquently said, we're seeking answers and know that we must move on. where do you find the strength? we found the strength in a great leader and a governor, dan milloy who has been there all four days and beyond. at the vigil la
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